DME and Yeast starters

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DME and Yeast starters

Post by sgrhyno » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:24 pm

So...I had (have) a bag of DME that i was using to make yeast starters with. Haven't used a starter in a while and as the pantry was being cleaned out I found what used to be powder has now solidified into a solid mass. If nothing else, it looks rather interesting. Very hard, very smooth.

What do you folks think? Is this normal and still useable or should I just chuck it. Wasn't a big bag, but i definitely know now to store it better next time.

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Re: DME and Yeast starters

Post by Woody » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:43 pm

Sounds like moisture got in. I would toss it. I'm sure you could cut it up or chunk it off with a knife it just might not be worth the effort. A boil will sanitise anything so if you want to use it you'd be fine. If you see mold etc definitely toss it.

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Post by Celiacbrew » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:38 pm

I would use it. Just make sure you decant your starter.
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Re: DME and Yeast starters

Post by elreplica » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:01 am

Boil up the fvcker!
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Post by Halifax_Jeff » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:56 am

I would toss it. Storing in airtight containers makes this problem disappear

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Re: DME and Yeast starters

Post by sgrhyno » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:43 am

Thanks for the replies guys. It was clearly a moisture issue, no question. Truth be told, I forgot I even had the stuff.

Thanks for the input. I think I might give it a go before tossing.


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